Elmwood High School Salutatorian Emily Pickerign has been presented the Good Citizen Award from the DAR. Submitted photo
Elmwood High School Salutatorian Emily Pickerign has been presented the Good Citizen Award from the DAR. Submitted photo

Submitted by Barbara Arnold

EAU CLAIRE, WI –– Emily Pickerign, daughter of Jeffrey and Lizabeth Pickerign of Elmwood, was presented the 2017 Good Citizen Award from the Eau Claire Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at a ceremony recently at the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire. This award is given to a high school senior who excels academically, participates in extracurricular activities, and is active in the community.

Pickerign is most proud of being the 2017 FFA prepared speaking district champion, the state gold medalist in forensics, and a state runner-up in track and field.

Pickerign plans to attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Carlson School of Management and will major in international business and marketing in order to bring about new connections for the world.

Approximately two dozen high schools in the Chippewa Valley and beyond participate in the program and select a student to represent their schools. All the students are topnotch, and DAR members are proud to recognize these exceptional students.

About the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) The DAR, founded in 1890, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to keeping America strong by promoting patriotism, preserving U.S. history, and supporting education programs. Today’s DAR members fund local scholarships, pioneer historic restorations, and lead volunteer projects in their communities.